“Spatial coherence and stability in a disordered organic polariton condensate”
K. Daskalakis et al. Physical Review Letters 115 pp. 035301 - 06 (2015)
Inside a laser-pumped microcavity, they demonstrated the formation of spatially localized, entangled plasmon condensates in 100 nm layer of organic TDAF molecules at room temperature in a disordered system. Created plasmon condensates have spatial dimensions that seem to max-out at diameters of ~100 μ; beyond this critical size limit they destabilize. First-order temporal coherence of condensates = 0.8 picoseconds (ps); this is in reasonable agreement with coherence decay time estimate of 1 ps which is calculated from the observed emission linewidth.
According to Widom-Larsen theory of LENRs, many-body collective quantum and electromagnetic effects are crucial and enabling to the operation of electroweak nuclear catalysis at ambient temperatures; quantum entanglement amongst protons and plasmons at LENR sites is inferred; 1 ps lifetime of plasmon condensate is very ample time for LENRs. In 2006 EPJC paper (Widom & Larsen) we originally estimated the size of many-body coherence domains in LENR sites on metallic hydride surfaces to be ~ 1 - 10 μ. As discussed in this document, in 2009 Larsen extended Widom-Larsen theory to cover occurrence of LENRs on organic aromatic molecules; at that time, maximum size of W-L coherence domains was re-estimated and increased up to ~ 100 μ. It is not known whether this striking similarity to Daskalakis et al.’s apparent size limit of 100 μ is coincidental. W-L active site functions like a microcavity; thus seems reasonable to speculate that the surface plasmons in LENR-active sites form condensates similar to what Daskalakis et al. observed.